Woman accused of beheading her infant allegedly ‘spoke of demons’

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Deasia Watkins

Deasia Watkins

CINCINNATI (AP) — A woman accused of decapitating her 3-month-old daughter was considered a threat to the baby and was accused in court documents of “acting crazy” and talking about demons.

A juvenile court judge on March 6 ordered Jayniah Watkins taken from her mother and placed in the custody of Hamilton County Job and Family Services. The baby was then placed temporarily with an aunt by the county agency.

The baby was found dead Monday on the aunt’s kitchen counter. Authorities say she had been decapitated and stabbed multiple times with a large chef’s knife that had been placed in her hand.

Police found the 20-year-old mother, Deasia Watkins, in bed covered with blood. She is charged with aggravated murder and remains hospitalized under guard. No attorney is listed for her.